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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2015 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 032016


  • 14,600 miles


I was driving a Chevy Spark 2015 to my local supermarket, less than 3 or so miles from my home. I was several miles under the 40 mph speed limit. I was in the right lane of a two lane road. I could see stopped traffic quite a ways ahead of me ┐ also in the right lane. There were at least 6-7 cars in front of me and a truck in front of the cars. I could see the cars/truck were stopped for the stoplight but they were quite a ways ahead of me. There was no one in the left lane so I decided to make a lane change as there was plenty of room ahead of me to do so. The next thing I knew I lost control of my car and it seemed to accelerate and slammed hard into the car in front of me. The police officer called to the scene said I couldn't have been making a lane change because I hit the car in front of me. I explained to him several times that I was definitely making a lane change but I could not explain the accident or how I had hit a car in front of me. The police officer told me I must have been distracted. I told the officer I was definitely not distracted and was very aware of my surroundings and the other vehicles. The officer again told me I couldn┐T have been making a lane change since I hit the car straight on. It was actually the police officers┐ assertion that I couldn┐T have been making a lane change that later made me look online to see if there were any other complaints about Chevy Sparks. I discovered driver complaints about steering wheel lockup and acceleration problems. I wasn't certain about anything at the time of the accident except that it made no sense given the fact that I was in the process of making a lane change just before I hit the other car. However, I am now convinced the accident was the result of something outside of my control and I believe there was an issue with both the accelerator a well as the steering wheel locking up.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

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